Joint investigation leads to drug arrests

Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:04pm

Sheriff Steve Prator and Police Chief Willie Shaw announced the arrests of two men on drug charges following a month-long undercover operation by Caddo and Bossier narcotics agents.

Information originally received by the Bossier Joint Narcotics Task Force led agents to Caddo Parish where they, the Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit, and Louisiana State Police began an investigation of Ward Elmo Bryant, 58. During the investigation, a Bossier Task Force agent purchased 48 grams of suspected meth from Bryant at his business located at 3839 Lakeshore Drive. On Monday, agents from Caddo and Bossier executed a search warrant at the business and seized one handgun, 59 hydrocodone pills, 198.8 grams of marijuana, and 247 grams of meth.

Bryant was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center for possession of schedule II narcotics over 28 grams.

Also arrested at the business was Ricky Polo, 51, who was booked into CCC for possession of schedule II with intent to distribute.

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